STEM

UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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UN Gender Focus: parental leave in Norway, space for women, women’s economic empowerment in Ghana

Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

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Engineer believes space science will smash the glass ceiling in Nigeria

Could space science and technology be the tool to demolish the “gender ceiling” in Nigeria?

That’s the belief of a woman who was involved in the design and building of four satellites launched by the West African country.

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Astronaut makes UN touchdown for women in space

Back when Astronaut Scott Kelly was a military pilot in the navy, seeing a woman in his class would have been almost as common as “seeing a unicorn.”

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Earth observation technology a tool for women’s empowerment

Earth observation technology can be a tool for women’s empowerment as it provides satellite imagery which can help with environmental monitoring: for example, in agriculture or with tracking infectious diseases.

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UN initiative aims to make ‘Space for Women’

A UN project currently under development aims to ensure women have a place in outer space.

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News in Brief 03 October 2017 (PM)

Scale-up aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh: UN officials

Two senior UN officials are calling for scaled-up assistance to support thousands of people who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past six weeks.

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UN Gender Special: Women and Girls in Science

International Day for women in science was “best present”: Iraqi princess

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Women in space industry working to bridge gender gap in science

American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.

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Change STEM education to benefit women: NASA official

Changing the way science and mathematics are taught could help increase the number of women employed in the aerospace industry, according to a senior adviser with the United States space agency, NASA.

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